Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in the back of your mouth, and they often don’t emerge until your late teenage years or young adult life. Unfortunately, many people do not have room in their mouth for this set of molars. This can cause multiple problems including pain, teeth crowding and spacing issues, and damage to the roots of nearby teeth. Your wisdom teeth can even catch and trap bacteria, causing tooth decay and infections.

At Markham 7 Dental, we closely monitor for this third set of molars to prevent any unnecessary pain and unwanted oral issues. While some people don’t require wisdom teeth removal, many will and we can help during every step of the extraction process.

Before the actual procedure, you will need a comprehensive exam that includes x-rays. A member of our team will discuss how to best remove the wisdom teeth and what you can expect during and be following the procedure. Wisdom teeth removal will differ for each person depending on whether the tooth is impacted, how many wisdom teeth need to be removed, and if there are other complications. You will be given some type of sedation while the tooth is removed and stitches are used to close the extraction site.

Following the surgery, you will want to closely follow all care and maintenance guidelines including what you can and cannot eat to ensure the extraction site heals properly. For most people, it can take up to five days to return to normal functioning following the surgery. If you have questions regarding wisdom tooth removal or think it may be time for your third set of molars to be removed, contact us at Markham 7 Dental and let us take care of you and your oral health.

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